Arantza Ruiz de las Heras de la Hera

EDUCATION

  • Master in Health Science Research. University of Navarra, Spain (2014 – at present)
  • Advanced technician in Dietetic and Nutrition, Spain (1995)
  • B.Sc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. University of Navarra, Spain (1994)

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Grant Holder in National Research Project about nutritional status in renal disorder patients. Nephrology Units from Clínica Universitaria of Navarra, Hospital of Navarra and Hospital Virgen del Camino. Pamplona, Spain (1995)
  • Research Collaborator in National Project. A multicenter study in renal disorder patients. University Hospital “Germans Trias i Pujol”. Badalona, Spain (1995).
  • Dietary and nutritional attendance for patients at Hospital Comarcal de Sierrallana, Torrelavega, Spain (1995-1997).
  • Head of Dietetic Department at Fundación Hospital Alcorcón. Madrid, Spain (1998-2000)
  • Assistant Professor of Culinary Technology in the Human Nutrition and Dietetics Degree. Department of Food Science, Physiology and Toxicology. University of Navarra, Spain (2001-2006)
  • Member of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Service. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Servicio Navarro de Salud, Spain (2001-at present)
  • Member of Pediatric Nutritional Support Unit. Servicio de Pediatría del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Spain (2001-at present).
  • Researcher in Local Project about tolerance assessment of different textures in children with dysphagia. Spain (2006)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition in the Human Nutrition and Dietetics Degree and Pharmacology and Human Nutrition and Dietetics Degree. University of Navarra, Spain (2009-at present)
  • Research Collaborator in the Workgroup of Multidisciplinary consensus on the approach to hospital malnutrition in Spain. Spanish Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (2010-2011)
  • Contribution to the Health Department of Navarra, Spain (2012-2013)
  • Co-author of Nutritional Blog “Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis” (2013-at present)

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES, COMMITTEES AND WORKGROUPS.

  • Co-founder and Vocal member of Dieticians Association of Navarra, Spain (2001-2005)
  • Vocal of the Executive Board of Spanish Association of Dieticians-Nutritionists. (2004-2010).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of “Health Diet” Journal. (2007-2010).
  • Co-founder and Vice-president of Official Colleague of Dietitians and Nutritionist of Navarra, Spain (2005-2007)
  • President of Official Colleague of Dietitians and Nutritionist of Navarra, Spain (2007-2011).
  • Member of Spanish Group of Cystic Fibrosis Dietitians. (2012-at present)
  • Member of Education Group of Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Spain (2014-at present).

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

16 Oral Presentations in National and International Conferences.

18 book chapters

Author of the book: “Hospital Feeding. 2. Hospital Diets” Diaz de Santos Editorial (2006).

Author of the book: “Elementos de Dietoteriapia” Eunsa Editorial (2010)

Relevant publications in journals:

  • Celador A, Hera AR, Martínez JA. “Estudio de las medidas adoptadas para mejorar la calidad en la restauración hospitalaria y su evolución”. Hospital Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 2001;21 (4):23-29.ç
  • Heras AR, Russolillo G, Gómez Candela C, Román Martínez J, Zazpe I. “Conocimientos de la población española sobre alimentación. Análisis de una encuesta”. Hospital Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 2006;26(3):13-17.
  • “Exploración clínica de la deglución y modificación de la textura de los alimentos”. Enfermería oncológica, SEEO. 2006
  • “Valoración sobre el tiempo de administración y efectos sobre la ingesta calórica de un suplemento nutricional de textura crema en niños con parálisis cerebral afectos de disfagia”. An Pediatr. 2007;66(3):36
  • “Dieta hiposódica en el tratamiento de la enfermedad de Meniere: mito o realidad. Revista de Medicina de la Universidad de Navarra”. 2009;53(4).
  • Berasategi I, Cuervo M, de Las Heras AR, Santiago S, Martínez JA, Astiasarán I, Ansorena D. “The inclusion of functional foods enriched in fibre, calcium, iodine, fat-soluble vitamins and n-3 fatty acids in a conventional diet improves the nutrient profile according to the Spanish reference intake”. Public Health Nutrition. 2011;14(3):451–458.
  • Álvarez Hernández J, Planas Vila M, Burgos Pelaez R, García de Lorenzo A, Ruiz de las Heras A, Cabré E, Culebras JM, Varela G, Gabriele J,Isabel de Cos Blanco A, Marín F, Bixquert M, Bretón I, Pastor A, López A, Victoria Calvo M, Piñeiro G, Sirvent M, Gómez R, Moreno Á, Antonio Virizuela J, Barril G, Sánchez R, Olmedilla B, Alfageme I, Luisa López Díaz-Ufano M, Mañas A. “Consenso multidisciplinar sobre el abordaje de la desnutrición hospitalaria en España. Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral”. Nutr Hosp. 2011;26(4):701-10.